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Books are amazing things. These humble objects store a universe of ideas, from novels to history lessons to art to classic literature. All that and more are contained within the simple paper pages and binding of these wonderful things—books. A book collection can evoke strong feelings in the person who has collected and cared for the books over the years. All of that means finding the right bookshelves, whether they’re wood cabinets or shelves made from molded metal, is an emotional as well as a design decision.

Sure, good looking, well-made bookshelves are an important design element in a home or office. While books are objects that provide information and entertainment, they can be considered design elements as well. That’s why framing a beautiful book collection in a well-chosen piece of furniture or shelving is a critical part of adding bookshelves to a room’s overall design scheme.

Some decorators prefer the gravity that wood shelves bring to a room. Why not? The look of glowing wood is hard to resist. Shelves or tables in dark woods, like those from the Cambridge Home Office Furniture Collection, add a feeling of depth and show off a home library beautifully. The antique styling of the pieces from this collection blend beautifully with many other styles of furniture. Upholstered chairs and other wood furnishings, like a dark coffee table, combine wonderfully and create a feeling of tremendous warmth. These are beautifully crafted storage pieces that will keep a library protected and showcased for years to come.

For those who cherish an old world feeling for the home office or bedroom, wood and glass cabinets may be the right choice. This type of shelving is a great way to preserve the integrity of a cherished book collection, as well as other pieces like glassware and sculptures. The Hunt line of wood shelves has pieces that offer the glow of English Holly wood veneers with the shiny gloss of glass. These pieces offer distinguished styling to go with the kind of top level craftsmanship a fine book collection deserves.

When a precious library needs a place for storage, take a look at the choices in bookshelves now on offer, at Macy’s.

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